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Scholarship Name: Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. Scholarship
Agency: Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association, Inc.

The mission of the Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. (FNSNA) is to support nursing education and promote the nursing profession through scholarship and leadership development. The vision of the Foundation is to have a thriving, diverse nursing workforce ​leading healthcare to improve quality of life for all.

​For over fifty years, this has been the driving force of the Foundation. The 2022–2023 application will become available on September 10, 2021.

  • Students currently enrollment and matriculated in a state-approved nursing program leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, direct-entry master’s degree; or enrolled in an RN to BSN completion, RN to MSN completion, or LPN/LVN to RN program;
  • Matriculation means the student has applied to and has been admitted into a state approved nursing program. (Students in a 16-18 month accelerated program please contact the FNSNA for more details for eligibility)
  • Pre-nursing students taking courses to prepare for matriculation into a nursing program;
  • Attending classes and taking no less than six (6) credits per semester.
  • Involvement in student nursing organizations and/or community health activities;
  • Document academic achievement;
  • Establish financial need;
  • U.S. Citizen or Alien with U.S. Permanent Resident Status/Alien Registration Number;
  • High school students are not eligible to apply;
  • Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing.

The Scholarships are based on academic achievement, financial need, involvement in nursing student organizations and involvement in community health activities related to health care. Additional criteria may be required by some sponsors.
Scholarships are awarded in the spring of 2022 for use in summer school 2022 and the 2022–2023 academic year.

Who Chooses the Recipients?

A committee of faculty and students is appointed by the NSNA Foundation to select recipients

How to Apply:

Visit and click on the links to the online application

Contact Name: Lauren Sperle
Contact Phone: 718-210-0705
Contact Email:
Website: Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association, Inc Scholarship